Fountains make fantastic historical monuments. Fountains are purely functional, connected to springs. Until the late 19th century most fountains worked by gravity, and wanted a source of water higher than the fountain, such as a reservoir, to make the water flow into the air. It still inspires us with their beauty, Power and Music. Here are top nine of the most inspiring and largest fountains in the world.
Bellagio Fountain — Las Vegas
Bellagio Fountains are huge and are located on a manmade lake in front of the Bellagio hotel. The structure of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas nearly cost about $40 million. These Fountains are choreographed with adding various pieces of music with present light and water show every 30 minutes. Before the water shows begins the nozzles break the water surface and the hotel of Bellagio changes its colour.
Water Shoot Up Level: 1000 ft.
King Fahd’s Fountain- Jeddah
King Fahd’s Fountain is famous for being the highest fountain in the world. The height of the water throwing is up to 1023ft. than is taller than the Eiffel Tower excluding the antenna. The fountain delivers 625 litres of water which uses 3 massive pumps per second at the speed of 233 mph. If you are travelling to Jeddah than don’t forget to pay it a visit as its view is incredibly beautiful.
Water shoots up Level: 1023 Ft.
Speed: 233 mph
The Archibald Fountain — Sydney
Archibald fountain is the widely regarded as the finest public fountain in Australia. The fountain was unveiled in 1932 to commemorate the association of Australia and France in World War I. the design of fountain is inspired from classical Greek and Roman art and literature. The fountain is surrounded by bronze Apollo by other mythical figures and animals.
Construction: Granite and Bronze
The Buckingham Fountain — Chicago
Buckingham Fountain is a landmark in the center of the Grant Park. The fountain was commissioned in 1927 by Kate Buckingham to honor her late brother Clarence. The design of the fountain is based on Bassin De Latone. It features 134 jets powered by 3 pumps. The fountain circuits through more than 15,000 gallons of water per minute.
The Fountain of Wealth — Singapore
The Fountain of Wealth is located underground along with shopping mall of Suntec City in Singapore. It’s a symbol of wealth and life, based on Hindu mandala. Fountain is a symbolic representation of the oneness in spirit, utility and harmony among the four races in Singapore. The fountain is made up of circular ring with a bronze material with a circumference of 66 metres supported on four large slanted columns.
Area: 1683 m / 5521 ft.
Height: 13.8m / 45.2 ft.
Water Shoot Up Level: 30 m high
The Nations Friendship Fountain — Moscow
The Nations Friendship Fountain is decorated with a 16 gold plated statues which represent former republics of the USSR which was set up in the year 1944–1956. The fountain sits within the larger Russian Exhibition Center. So plan your trip to Moscow and watch out the center of the Fountain.
Trevi Fountain — Rome
Trevi Fountain is one of the world’s famed fountains, located in the Trevi district in Rome. Its largest Baroque fountain in the city and the central figure is an Oceanus sculpture. Trevi Fountain is famous due to its sheer beauty and appearances in many films over the years. The fountain is undertaking a restoration to keep its beauty for $2.9 million.
Height: 68 ft.
Width: 161.3 ft.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic — Barcelona
Magic Fountain in Montjuic it’s a neighbourhood of Barcelona. The fountain was constructed in 1929, at that it only performed light shows but later in the year 1980 music was incorporated with light show and the fountain was restored completely in 1992. During summer Olympics were held at Montjuic hill and near the Placa d’Espanya and poble Espanyol de Barcelona.
The Burj Khalifa Fountain — Dubai
The Burj Khalifa Fountain is located on the man-made Burj Kahlifa Lake in Dubai. The fountain is most beautiful and spectacular which surrounds full city with amazing sights. This fountain is ranked in one of the greatest dancing fountain in the world.
Water Shoot Up Level: 500ft.